The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 88 74 82
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 37 57 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.42% 2.26% 1.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.95% 8.55% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 10
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £129 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £389 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £170 £159
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -16.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 £19.60 £19.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.98 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -10.34%
Windows XP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
532 667 461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.47% 26.44% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 323 193
Average daily rate £325 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 62 51
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.75 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% +3.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +3 12 £150 -51.61% 3
Bracknell -1 9 £269 - 1
Newbury +2 3 - -
Slough -16 1 - -
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (61.70%) Windows 7
3 49 (52.13%) Active Directory
4 35 (37.23%) Security Cleared
5 28 (29.79%) Microsoft
6 26 (27.66%) MS Exchange
6 26 (27.66%) DV Cleared
7 19 (20.21%) MS Office
8 17 (18.09%) MS Excel
9 16 (17.02%) ITIL
9 16 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (17.02%) Time Management
10 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (14.89%) Citrix
12 13 (13.83%) TCP/IP
12 13 (13.83%) Migration
13 12 (12.77%) SCCM
13 12 (12.77%) SC Cleared
14 11 (11.70%) Exchange Server 2003
15 10 (10.64%) Windows 8
16 9 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (9.57%) Internet
16 9 (9.57%) Remedy
17 8 (8.51%) Blackberry
17 8 (8.51%) Clustering
17 8 (8.51%) High Availability
18 7 (7.45%) ServiceNow
18 7 (7.45%) Live Communications Server
18 7 (7.45%) Incident Management

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (27.66%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (7.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (7.45%) Live Communications Server
5 4 (4.26%) IIS
5 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.13%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.06%) Lync
Applications
1 19 (20.21%) MS Office
2 17 (18.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.83%) TCP/IP
2 9 (9.57%) Internet
3 6 (6.38%) DNS
3 6 (6.38%) DHCP
3 6 (6.38%) LAN
4 5 (5.32%) VPN
5 3 (3.19%) WAN
6 2 (2.13%) Wireless
7 1 (1.06%) VLAN
7 1 (1.06%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.06%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.06%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.06%) SAN
7 1 (1.06%) DMZ
7 1 (1.06%) APPN
7 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.06%) LDAP
7 1 (1.06%) VoIP
7 1 (1.06%) SNA
7 1 (1.06%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.19%) MS Access
3 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.06%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) MSI
1 1 (1.06%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (4.26%) Finance
2 2 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.06%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (22.34%) Rollout Engineer
2 18 (19.15%) Support Engineer
3 15 (15.96%) Analyst
4 11 (11.70%) Service Analyst
4 11 (11.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (11.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (9.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) Desktop Support
5 9 (9.57%) IT Support
6 7 (7.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Support Technician
8 5 (5.32%) Messaging Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) IT Support Technician
9 4 (4.26%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Messaging Support Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Developer
10 3 (3.19%) IT Support Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Access Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) .NET
1 3 (3.19%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.06%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.06%) APPC
2 1 (1.06%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.51%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.51%) Clustering
3 6 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.06%) iSeries
4 1 (1.06%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (61.70%) Windows 7
3 16 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (10.64%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.13%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.06%) i5/OS
8 1 (1.06%) OS/400
8 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.02%) ITIL
1 16 (17.02%) Time Management
2 13 (13.83%) Migration
3 8 (8.51%) High Availability
4 7 (7.45%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.26%) Data Security
6 3 (3.19%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.19%) Web Analytics
6 3 (3.19%) Analytics
7 2 (2.13%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (2.13%) Investment Management
7 2 (2.13%) Network Management
7 2 (2.13%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.13%) IT Governance
7 2 (2.13%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.13%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.13%) Project Management
8 1 (1.06%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.06%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.26%) SQL
2 1 (1.06%) VBScript
2 1 (1.06%) C
2 1 (1.06%) COBOL
2 1 (1.06%) Java
2 1 (1.06%) RPG
Qualifications
1 35 (37.23%) Security Cleared
2 26 (27.66%) DV Cleared
3 12 (12.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.26%) MCP
4 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.19%) MCSE
5 3 (3.19%) CCA
5 3 (3.19%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.13%) MCSA
7 1 (1.06%) Dell Certification
7 1 (1.06%) IBM Certification
7 1 (1.06%) Degree
7 1 (1.06%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) SLA
1 2 (2.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 49 (52.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.13%) XenApp
4 1 (1.06%) XenServer
4 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.06%) vSphere
4 1 (1.06%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.06%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.06%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (12.77%) SCCM
2 3 (3.19%) SCOM
3 2 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.06%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.06%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 28 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.89%) Citrix
3 9 (9.57%) Remedy
4 7 (7.45%) ServiceNow
5 5 (5.32%) HP
5 5 (5.32%) Cisco
6 4 (4.26%) VMware
7 3 (3.19%) Unica
8 2 (2.13%) EMC
8 2 (2.13%) Lotus
9 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.06%) NetIQ
9 1 (1.06%) IBM
9 1 (1.06%) Dell
9 1 (1.06%) AppSense
9 1 (1.06%) Google
9 1 (1.06%) Sophos
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